Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.7
362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The Empire Rooftop is situated on the 12th Floor of The Empire Hotel overlooking Lincoln Center. Complete with East and West Terraces, the lounge has two bars, a working fireplace, and a retractable roof on the West Terrace.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 362 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCuca
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was wonderful the sit outside and celebrate the first day of summer!

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KatD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly truly lovely. Will go back. The atmosphere was amazing.

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vipNathalieT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. My friends and I had a likely afternoon there. Drinks and food is always delicious ❤️

MM
MaribelM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took My Husband For Father's Day It Was Great And food Was Delicious!!

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kimj
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great vi\ews and i liked the look and feel of the interior

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The seating we were provided was one long couch such that my friends and I could not see each other while speaking. There were other empty spaces yet the hostess refused to accommodate, saying those spaces were reserved (meanwhile they were not used the entire time we were there) despite the fact I had also made an advanced reservation. I was also told I’d be outside no matter the weather and was provided no notice that we had been moved inside due to a special event.

TJ
vipTJM6
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance on this rooftop is fabulous! Food and cocktails are delicious and our server was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice views!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Empire rooftop. It was the perfect weather, they make some of the best frosé in NYC and my fiancé and I thoroughly enjoyed the tots. We will absolutely be coming back here. Highly recommend this location.

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MadisonE
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very kind! Appetizers were a good portion and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love this place
Good view
Nice sliders

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Despite the restaurant being empty, they took to
much time to serve me, I felt lost in the back, so I asked to move to the bar, so I had faster service, but in general they are friendly, the food is tasty, I just found the value a little high because the portions are small…

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Benben
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I don’t recommend this rooftop at all. The location is great however, the coordination on the rooftop and the service is terrible. Their rooftop froze couldn’t be ordered because the machine broke. We went Saturday at 6pm. They had one waiter for the entire rooftop, so understaffed and the waiter we had was so rude. We also asked for chairs multiple times and finally when my friend and I were sitting on the floor they brought it over. The food was okay. It was just a bad experience because of the service, running out of drinks, not enough chairs (even though we made a reservation) and they were accommodating only after we really asked multiple times. To be really honest, there’s a lot of rooftops in NYC so I would definitely recommend going to another one. It’s not the end of the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Rooftop. Love that it's from Gossip Girl & that they have a Gossip Girl drink. Got a picture right under the Hotel Empire sign too! Loved it.

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you 🙏👑🥂🎉🎊🎶🎵🍷♥️🤗🌞🎂 my 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WAS AMAZING WE WILL COMEBACK..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite rooftop setting. Always a vibe

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RVNYC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, tasty drinks and small plates. Love the rooftop!

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I asked the server for their bistro fries twice and was ignored. They heard I didn’t want it anymore. Also they didn’t explicitly state at the beginning of service that we couldn’t split the bill and only two cards could be used. Ambience was nice but service could be better. I was visiting from Maryland and probably will go to another rooftop unless service is improved.

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AidanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and apps came out quickly and tasted great. Really nice rooftop experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

If you can get to the tippy top roof deck it’s beautiful and sunny!! The food is actually yummy and came quickly. The surroundings are super nice. The service could be better but well worth it to go there for drinks/happy hour/finger food!!

MS
vipMaryS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a frequent customer of the Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar and the experience is always a very positive one ! Obidio and his staff are outstanding ! Courteous , friendly and very helpful . We always feel welcome !

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SanFranDiner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great spot

CB
vipCharB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a date or a girls night. Good, cocktails, wine, and good finger food!

DD
DudleyD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great especially the rooftop frose. The staffs are very professional & kind. The outdoor scenery was fantastic with beautiful views. Great vibe for a night out with friends. The food was small but it's worth it. I will come back again.

CS
vipColleenS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Empire! We were seated near the Hotel Empire sign for some great pictures. We enjoyed our cocktails and the chips and guacamole, Korean chicken wings, and mahi mahi tacos were all tasty! We had great service as well.

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ChristyK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place to hang out with friends after work. I tried three cocktails: Empire Sunset, Jalapeño margarita and Paloma. I enjoyed all three but Empire Sunset was tasty, looked pretty and my favorite.

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place, food and service was amazing to spend time and have a couple of bites and drinks with a great company!

MB
MelissaB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious but the service was mediocre. The servers seemed to be MIA. It wasn’t only my table, because I could see other people looking for their server to ask for the check because nobody was regularly going to tables.

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NickG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service. There was always staff nearby if we needed anything, and they all had positive attitudes. Location is great too!

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FSANEIL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting experience. Last time I was here, place used to be a club. Nice to be here in a lounge setting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful View & Vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great service. Beautiful surrounding. Wish they had more of a dance/lounge atmosphere.

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Yoav
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place, but the service, food, drinks and view all fell short of my expectations

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner with my boyfriend during his birthday weekend. I would definitely return. The fries and Asian wings were absolutely perfect!

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ClareH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. It was my second time here and both times were so fun! I went on a Sunday night so it wasn't very full but it was still lively. The service was great, the fries were a good late-night snack, and I highly, highly recommend the Shanghai margarita. I will def go back!

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AnushkaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great veiws. In short Just come

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TERRENJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved visiting the empire rooftop lounge! We went on a Thursday and the vibe was nice and it was very clean. The staff is very accommodating and they give great service.

BJ
vipBrandonJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Intimate seating for a date. Good value on the drinks

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vipDavidW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with a beautiful view. Great drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and view! Yummy food and drinks.

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Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-empire-rooftop-new-york/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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